A special presidential inauguration will take place today, January 21, 2013, to mark the second term of presidency for President Barack Obama. Several live streaming links are provided below so that you can participate in the historic event and watch online. Located in Washington D.C., the Ceremonial Swearing-In is scheduled to take place at 11:30 a.m. eastern time.
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American Idol season one winner Kelly Clarkson will sing a special musical selection and Beyonce will perform the National Anthem. Other musical selections will be performed by The United States Marine Band, the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, James Taylor among others.
• Musical Selections: The United States Marine Band
• Musical Selections: PS 22, Staten Island, New York and Lee University Festival Choir, Cleveland, Tennessee
• Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks: The Honorable Charles E. Schumer
• Invocation: Myrlie Evers-Williams
• Musical Selection: Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
• Oath of Office Administered to Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.: By Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor
• Musical Selection: James Taylor
• Oath of Office Administered to President Barack H. Obama: By the Chief Justice of the United States, The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr.
• Inaugural Address: The President of the United States, The Honorable Barack H. Obama
• Musical Selection: Kelly Clarkson
• Poem: Richard Blanco
• Benediction: To Be Announced
• The National Anthem: Beyoncé
Following those events in the program, the timeline for the day continues with an Inaugural Parade at 2:35p.m. eastern time.
Lastly, the Inaugural Ball will close the special evening at 6:00 p.m. eastern time. It is a ticketed event however the tickets have been sold out.
Artists from different genres join together to celebrate and support the President. According to Politico, Brad Paisley, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Black Violin, Glee cast singers, Far East Movement, John Legend, Mana, Smokey Robinson, and Soundgarden.
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The artists confirmed to perform through the President inaugural events include Kelly Clarkson, Brad Paisley, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Black Violin, Glee cast singers, Far East Movement, John Legend, Mana, Smokey Robinson, and Soundgarden are expected in the lineup. Hollywood Reporter reported that an insider slipped information regarding a potential Lady Gaga performance at the Ball.